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Clydebank, Dunbartonshire

Thanks to a handy pontoon, yachting visitors in the River Clyde can now visit Clydebank’s 100 year old Titan Crane. It is the oldest of its type in the world, and was built to service the fitting out berth at John Brown’s famous yard, and used to lift the heaviest machinery into the hulls of the many liners and battleships built there.

It is now a visitor attraction, having been made accessible by lift, and with the top deck of the gantry turned into a viewing platform, from where the views are quite stunning. The former winding house had been converted into a small museum with old film about shipbuilding forming a very appropriate backdrop. These films include the launch of Queen Mary and QE2 from John Brown’s in the 1930’s and 1960’s.

Berth booking and more information from 00 44 141 952 3771

For more information see: www.titanclydebank.com